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R.I.P. Adverbs; a/k/a 4Q2!

Our grammar correspondent Lauren Epson-Dahler reports:

Here's the headline from a supposedly reliable, nominally copy-edited website today: "Economy Grows Slower Than Expected In 4Q."

Apparent even newspapers no longer know how to use the language proper.


yellojkt said...

I'm lost here. Would "Economy Grows More Slowly Than Expected" really be an improvement? Some things just don't sound right.

2fs said...

It sounds right to me (and, technically, it is right). But how about "Economic Growth Slower Than Expected"?